Here is my dishwasher detergent recipe and yes, it does work just as well, if not better.
Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Recipe
- 1 cup borax
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid (I am using 4 packages of lemonade found in the organic juice section of the store or found in bulk at most health food stores)
- 1/2 cup kosher salt
Fill rinse agent compartment with white vinegar.
(**note** you only need to use 1 rounded tablespoon of this homemade detergent per load. If you feel it necessary… you may use a heaping tablespoon, but I do not.)